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Why Israel's Military Could Crush Anyone: Think Nuclear Weapons

Here is all we know.
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The horns of the Broto, a Central African tradition under threat

The young man picks up a heavy wooden horn, raises it to his lips and with widened eyes and puffed cheeks starts to blow. On a stony hill in Bambari, deep in the heart of the Central African Republic, 14 other horns start to sound, each with a unique hum, and an impromptu polyphonic concert gets underway. "People in Bangui think that the Broto are dead and gone -- but they're still here!" exclaims Bruno Hogonede, head of the Ongo-Broto band, one of the last orchestras in the CAR devoted to the...
Tags: Science, Central African Republic, Bangui, Bambari, Broto, Bruno Hogonede, Ongo Broto


‘Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live’ Uncovers 2,500-Year-Old High Priest Mummy During Broadcast

Audiences from around the world witnessed history on the Discovery show Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live, as a team of Egyptian archaeologists and explores uncovered a 2,500-year-old mummy of a high priest. The two-hour live event also uncovered antiquities, including a mysterious wax head and two other mummies. "This is Discovery at its best - transporting fans into new worlds through awe-inspiring stories and immersive experiences. It doesn't get much more immersive than…
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Nuclear Nightmares: Russia's First Nuclear Powered Submarines Had Lots Of Problems

Not exactly a major success.
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Misogyny at Microsoft, Farscape, and the New Airpods: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s April 2019—and perhaps the month that will later be known as the dawn of the Age of Fungus. A concerning report in the New York Times this weekend detailed how multiple strains of Candida auris, a drug-resistant species of pathogenic fungus, have quietly spread across the globe. The Centers for Disease Control…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Science Fiction, Astronomy, Space, Japan, New York, Science, Technology, Movies, Microsoft, Labor, Climate Change, Drugs


‘Pose’ Producers Talk Season 2, Madonna & Exploring HIV/AIDS Epidemic – The Contenders Emmys

"It really came from, as someone who previously in another life worked in higher education, assessing the television landscape and asking myself that question, 'who are we not seeing represented on television?' We weren't seeing black and brown people who also happen to be queer and trans," Pose co-creator Steven Canals said at Deadline's The Contenders Emmys on Sunday. Canals was joined producers and writers Janet Mock and Our Lady J to speak about the history-making
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SpaceX Starlink satellite veterans join Amazon’s competing Project Kuiper team

The leadership team for Amazon's newly revealed broadband satellite constellation, code-named Project Kuiper, includes engineers who left SpaceX's Starlink constellation program last year as part of a reorganization, industry sources say. The personnel shift, first reported today by CNBC, illustrates how interconnected and competitive the satellite mega-constellation business is turning out to be. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources said the engineers include Rajeev Badyal, w...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Science, Cnbc, StarLink, SpaceX Starlink, Mark Krebs, Rajeev Badyal


Report: Saudi Arabia Making Brisk Progress on Experimental Nuclear Reactor

A small, experimental nuclear reactor being constructed by Argentina’s state-backed nuclear company INVAP at Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh has spurred renewed concerns about Saudi leadership’s intentions for the program, CNN reported on Sunday, even as its development zips…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Cnn, Military, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power, Argentina, Nuclear, IAEA, Nukes, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, International Atomic Energy Agency, INVAP


Meet USS Nautilus: America's First Nuclear Powered Submarine Was A Game-Changer

An amazing story.
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U.K. Set to Crack Down on Facebook After Live-Streamed Attacks

Plans for an industry-funded regulator, which would enforce rules on removing online content that encourages terrorism and child sexual exploitation and abuse, are part of a push by Prime Minister Theresa May’s government to hold the companies accountable. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport laid out the proposals as it opened a 12-week consultation on the measures on Monday. Giving the government power to dictate what content is appropriate sets a dangerous precedent, Directo...
Tags: Science, Theresa May, Department for Digital Culture Media, Mark Littlewood


‘Apollo 11’ Live 360-Degree Immersive Show to Touch Down in Los Angeles This Summer

Former astronaut Charlie Duke is one of only 12 people ever to set foot on the moon, and he is now bringing that experience to millions as ambassador of the upcoming live show “Apollo 11 – An Immersive 360° Adventure.”Premiering at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on July 5, the show’s launch ties in the with the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s first lunar landing on July 20, 1969.Duke served as capsule communicator in NASA’s Mission Control for that historic mission, ...
Tags: Spacex, Hollywood, Science, Los Angeles, Nasa, Moon, Mars, Ryan Gosling, Duke, Claire Foy, Rose Bowl, Neil Armstrong, Damien Chazelle, Neil, Jan, Pasadena California


Carlyle agrees to buy 30 percent stake in Spain's Cepsa: FT

The sale gives the business a total enterprise value of $12 billion, roughly the same price tag that Cepsa's owner Abu Dhabi wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company sought ahead of a failed attempt at a stock market listing last year, the FT said. Carlyle will have at least two board seats, and Musabbeh Al Kaabi, a senior executive at Mubadala, will remain as chairman, the newspaper said, citing sources.
Tags: Science, Spain, Abu Dhabi, Carlyle, Cepsa, Mubadala, Mubadala Investment Company, Musabbeh Al Kaabi


Additive in fried food and frozen fish makes flu worse, scientists say

An additive in many common foods may worsen people’s flu, scientists have found.The little-known antioxidant, which is found in products such as frozen meat \- especially fish – butter, fried food and crackers, suppresses the body’s immune response to infection, the experts say.The additive, tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), also known as E319, not only increases the severity of flu symptoms, but may also reduce the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, according to the US researchers.They believe ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, US, World Health Organization, Michigan State University, Freeborn, Robert Freeborn


Saturday Night Live Envisions the Game of Thrones Spinoff Future, With Ice-T’s Help

Game of Thrones is nearly over, which means the spinoffs are coming. We already know more than one prequel is being planned to fill the dark fantasy quota in HBO’s programming. It’s a tricky transition to make; if a spinoff can work, Westeros can be parlayed from a setting for an iconic TV show into a multimedia…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Saturday Night Live, Kit Harrington, Ice T


London's ULEZ

New restrictions on drivers come into force in central London today, so how do these compare with the rest of the world?
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The Tiny Deals Behind Mukesh Ambani's Bid to Take on Amazon

Asia’s richest man is sharpening his focus on e-commerce with a string of tiny acquisitions and stake purchases to face the world’s largest online retailer, after shaking up India’s telecommunications industry with cheap data and free calls. The acquisitions represent a new strategy for Ambani’s Reliance Group, whose founder -- his father Dhirubhai Ambani -- built a petrochemicals business and the world’s largest oil-refining complex from scratch.
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Science, India, Dhirubhai Ambani, Mukesh Ambani, Ambani, Reliance Group


Fire Retardent Chemicals Make Hand-Me-Downs Dangerous for Kids

We've known PBDEs are dangerous for some time, but we are failing to keep them out of the hands of children.
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Shell Activist Investor Withdraws Climate Resolution for 2019

In backing down, investor-group Follow This is signaling Shell has made positive strides. The Anglo-Dutch oil major recently set concrete targets to cut its carbon footprint and said it will take responsibility for reducing its customers’ emissions. The decision to pull back on the resolution, which asked Shell to align its business with the Paris climate accord, was made after “intensive discussions with the investors who have voted for our resolution in the past,” said Mark van Baal, founder...
Tags: Science, Paris, Shell, Mark van Baal


How the Cast of Avengers: Endgame Is Almost Closer Than Family

We all know Avengers: Endgame is the end of a long, 22-film journey on the screen. We rarely think, though, about what feels like off-screen. Making movies can be a very disjointed experience but, for the actors in Endgame, the film marked the end of uniquely familial experience.Read more...
Tags: Science, Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Studios, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers Endgame


Kirstjen Nielsen Is Leaving the Trump Administration [UPDATED]

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is expected to step down today, though it’s unclear whether her resignation will be voluntarily or something undoubtedly more ham-fisted.Read more...
Tags: Science, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump Administration, Kirstjen Nielsen


Eastern Libyan forces conduct air strikes on Tripoli as U.N. fails to reach truce

The Libyan National Army (LNA) force of Khalifa Haftar, which backs a parallel administration in the east, last week launched an advance on Tripoli in the west, home to the internationally recognized government. The offensive intensifies a power struggle that has fractured the oil and gas producer since the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. The LNA reached the southern outskirts of the capital on Friday and says it took the former international airport, though the Tripoli military officials d...
Tags: Science, Muammar Gaddafi, Tripoli, LNA, Khalifa Haftar, Libyan National Army LNA


This American Gods Preview Clip Unravels the Jinn’s Real Allegiances

The second season of American Gods is continuing apace, unraveling more of Mr. Wednesday’s plot to unite the old gods and the preparations of the New Gods for their campaign against him.Read more...
Tags: Science, Starz, Ian Mcshane, American Gods, Mousa Kraish


Chicago shooting: At least six people including two children injured at baby shower

Two children were among six wounded victims in a drive-by mass shooting this weekend in Chicago. The shooting occurred on Saturday night in the city’s South Side, according to officials. Victims were reportedly at a baby shower gathering when gunfire erupted at about 6:21 pm local time in Englewood. The child victims were 8 and 10-years-old. Both were rushed to the Comer Children’s Hospital, where they were reported to be in stabile conditions. Police said both suffered gun shots, with the 8-yea...
Tags: Science, Chicago, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Police Department, South Side, Englewood, Comer Children 's Hospital, Christ Medical Centre Police


Beth Chapman was taken to the hospital this weekend for 'breathing issues'

Chapman was hospitalized in Hawaii on Saturday. Fortunately, the star is now "resting at home" following the hospitalization.
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'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Star Beth Chapman Hospitalized, Undergoes Emergency Procedure 

Beth Chapman is at home resting after she was hospitalized on Saturday, her rep tells ET.
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Dog the Bounty Hunter's Wife Beth Chapman Resting After Hospitalization Amid Cancer Battle

Beth Chapman Resting at Home After Hospitalization in Hawaii
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Rhino Poacher in South Africa Reportedly Killed By Elephant, Then Eaten By Lions

A man suspected to have entered Kruger National Park in South Africa neat the border with Mozambique on Monday with four compatriots to poach protected rhinos was reportedly killed by an elephant before becoming a meal to a pack of lions, according to a report in the Letaba Herald subsequently confirmed by other…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Elephants, South Africa, Conservation, Endangered Species, Mozambique, Poaching, Rhino, Lions, Kruger National Park, Letaba Herald


The F-35 "Killed All the Targets": Why the Marines Think This Fighter Is a "Velociraptor"

But it might not all be so wonderful.
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Robots invade foodie San Francisco, promising low prices, tasty meals and cheap labor

The San Francisco Bay Area is proving to be both ground zero and test market for the march of artificial intelligence into the culinary world.
Tags: Science, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area


Diablo To Go: Get the Complete Diablo III On Switch For $20 Off

Now that it’s out on Switch, you can take Diablo III with you anywhere, and at $40, it’s down to the best price we’ve seen all year. The Eternal Collection includes all of the DLC Blizzard has ever released for the game, plus a skin that you’ll only find here: Ganondorf.Read more...
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